I'm using wet stuff. Friskies Classic Seafood Entree seems to be a favorite of the skunks around here.
Just before sunset, I bait a trap with a half can of cat food and a big sardine and dribble a little of the sardine oil around.
In the morning, there's a skunk.
It's true that it doesn't last long but it seldom needs to.
I'm using tube traps and the 7x8x24 Safeguards. That might be why I'm not picking up to many cats. I have noticed that when I used this setup around domestic (not feral) cats, I was getting some fired and empty traps in the morning. I'm attributing that to the cats. That's when I switched over to Grubstake and Skunk Mate.
Raccoons aren't a problem for me. I haven't caught or seen one in two years. Three years ago raccoons were as numerous as the skunks are now but the population crashed.
Paul, what are you using for skunks?
Edited by sgs (07/03/10 11:26 AM)